HCSB Apologetics Study Bible for Students {Review}

My twelve-year-old's favorite features of the HCSB Apologetics Study Bible for Students. Accompanying giveaway ends August 19, 2015 at 9:00 pm CDT.

Disclosure: I received a free copy of the HCSB Apologetics Study Bible for Students from Propeller Consulting, LLC in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. I was not required to write a positive review.

HCSB Apologetics Study Bible for Students

I have to be honest with you. I haven’t seen much of the HCSB Apologetics Study Bible for Students since it entered my home. I got to look at it briefly, and then my 12-year-old grabbed it. BookGirl immediately began looking to see what features it had. Since that time, she has brought the Bible to me, showing me different things that she has found interesting. The highlights for her are:

  • It’s HCSB, the translation our pastor preaches from, making it easy to follow along during the sermons.
  • The articles addressing real-life questions and issues facing today’s students.
  • Fast Facts, which teach students how to defend their faith.
  • Twisted Scriptures highlights, where Bible passages that get misused by cults are explained in context.
  • Bones & Dirt sidebars showing how archaeology proves the reliability of Scripture by exploring different artifacts.

I love her level of engagement. She is actively studying the Word of God each day, learning how to defend her faith and studying topics that are important and relevant. I love it when she brings me the Bible and talks to me about what she’s learning, showing me something she just read in Scripture or one of the articles. It has been good for us and for our relationship with God and each other.

The only negative we found with this Bible is that the pages are pretty thin. You have to be careful with them when you’re flipping through. They tear easily.

In addition to the Bible itself, there’s a great website with free resources, including sixteen videos with Sean McDowell discussing important questions that students ask and issues they face. I especially liked one based on the Bones & Dirt feature of this Bible because it talked about the Dead Sea Scrolls and how they reinforce the reliability of Scripture. You can also enter the Confident Faith Sweepstakes and learn more about the National Conference on Christian Apologetics (NCCA) while you’re there!

If that’s not enough to get excited about, I’m giving away a copy of the HCSB Apologetics Study Bible for Students, courtesy of Propeller Consulting, LLC:

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

Update: The winner of the HCSB Apologetics Study Bible for Students is Cyndi!

In addition to the rules stated above, the giveaway works like this:

  • The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada ages 18 and older.
  • The giveaway ends on Wednesday, August 19, 2015, at 9:00 pm CDT.
  • To enter the giveaway, leave a comment answering the question below.
  • Only one comment per household.
  • Duplicate or “extra” comments or comments left after the giveaway ends will be deleted.
  • The winner will be chosen at random using the plug-in And the Winner Is.
  • The winner will be notified by email within 24 hours of the end of the giveaway and will have 24 hours to respond with the requested information. If the information isn’t received, another winner will be chosen. The information will be sent to Propeller Consulting, LLC so your Bible can be shipped.

Ready to enter? Leave a comment answering the following question:

What do you think your student (or you!) would most enjoy about the HCSB Apologetics Study Bible for Students?

This entry was posted in Review. Bookmark the permalink.

9 Responses to HCSB Apologetics Study Bible for Students {Review}

  1. Cyndi Sharp says:

    Any Bible that will help me learn and draw closer to the Lord is a plus. Would enjoy the notes and commentaries a bunch. Thanks!

  2. Valerie Barnes says:

    Fast facts allowing students to defend their faith is an excellent addition to this bible.

  3. Betsy says:

    12 is a hard age to be! Any Bible that is recommended by Bookgirl and engaging for her is definitely worth my 12 yo checking out!

  4. Rachel Buchholz says:

    Who loves copy for our home :) Thinking and praying for you all.

  5. Mary M. says:

    I think the “Bones & Dirt sidebars showing how archaeology proves the reliability of Scripture by exploring different artifacts.” would be very helpful.

  6. Andrea C. says:

    Looks like a great resource for apologetics!

  7. Danielle says:

    Wow! Sophia would love this! She loves reading different translations! She loves a study bible too!

  8. Amber Oliver says:

    My husband has an Apologetics Study Bible – I think my daughter would enjoy having one “like” Dad’s, but for students. I think this is great!

  9. Jana Buchheit says:

    I have a son with asperger’s syndrome, he wants more than written words. He wants the proof. I think this version would be helpful for my son.

Comments are closed.